Hexagram Co-Directors

In keeping with its ethos of collaboration, Hexagram has two directors, one from each antenna. The codirectorship is responsible for the general direction of the network, programming and communications in the research axes, networking with partners, supervising and managing research and personnel, research, finance and media relations strategies, resources for the transfer of knowledge, creating impact and maximizing the value of the network.

  • 2015-2017
    André Éric Létourneau

    André Éric Létourneau

    Université du Québec à Montréal
    École des médias

    André Éric Létourneau est professeur à l’École des médias de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) et, depuis 2015, codirecteur du regroupement stratégique Hexagram. Artiste chercheur travaillant sur la dématérialisation de l’objet d’art à travers les pratiques performatives, il poursuit depuis 1987 un travail questionnant le biopolitique et s’articulant autour de pratiques alternatives telles la manœuvre, de l’installaction et des pratiques furtives. Son travail de recherche et de création a été présenté dans le cadre d’événements d’envergure, d’expositions et de biennales dans plus d’une vingtaine de pays. Il travaille depuis 2015 en étroite collaboration avec le Pôle de recherche « Le corps de l’artiste » de l’Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon-Franche Comté et est également membre de l’unité de recherche CNRS Art & Flux (Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne). Depuis 1992, il a régulièrement écrit sur l’interdisciplinarité, l’art performance et le rôle du corps dans les performances sonores. Ses textes sont parus aux Éditions Intervention, Esse, Parallélogramme, The Thing (Allemagne), The Sirp et Non-Grata (Estonie), sur le site de Radio-Canada, chez New Star Books, Lux, aux Presses de l'Université de Montréal, Presses de l'Université Laval et Presses de l’Université du Québec. Sous le couvert de différents pseudonymes, son travail sonore – toujours conçu pour la voix et les actions d’un corps acousmatisé -  a été publié sur disque par Nonsequitur, Ohm/Avatar, Art Metropole et Les Éditions Intervention.

    Christopher Salter

    Christopher Salter

    Université Concordia
    Design and computation art

    Chris Salter is an artist, University Research Chair in New Media, Technology and the Senses at Concordia University and Co-Director of the Hexagram network for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology in Montreal. He studied philosophy and economics at Emory University and completed a PhD in directing/dramatic criticism at Stanford University where he also researched and studied at CCMRA. He collaborated with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Frankfurt Ballet. His work has been seen all over the world at such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, Wienerfestwochen, STRP Biennale, Berliner Festspiele, Muffathalle, Vitra Design Museum, HAU-Berlin, BIAN 2014 (Montreal), LABoral, Lille 3000, CTM Berlin, National Art Museum of China, Ars Electronica, Villette Numerique, Todays Art, Transmediale, EXIT Festival (Maison des Arts, Creteil-Paris) among many others. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010) and Alien Agency: Experimental Encounters with Art in the Making (MITP, 2015). He co-chaired the 2015 Media Art Histories Conference “Re-Create” in Montreal, Canada.

  • 2013-2015
    Gisèle Trudel

    Gisèle Trudel

    Université du Québec à Montréal
    École des arts visuels et médiatiques

    Artist, her projects bear the signature Ælab, an artistic research cell that she founded in 1996 with the musician and sound engineer, Stéphane Claude. The duo develops a rigorous artistic approach, recognized in Canada, Europe and Asia, supported by the CAC, the CALQ, the FRQSC and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. Their projects experience the relationships between nature, philosophy and technology in an ecology linking arts and sciences. Trudel also co-founded grupmuv in 2008, with professors M. Boulanger and T. Corriveau, the research-creation laboratory on drawing and moving images. Trudel is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts (UQAM).

    Christopher Salter

    Christopher Salter

    Université Concordia
    Design and computation art

    Chris Salter is an artist, University Research Chair in New Media, Technology and the Senses at Concordia University and Co-Director of the Hexagram network for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technology in Montreal. He studied philosophy and economics at Emory University and completed a PhD in directing/dramatic criticism at Stanford University where he also researched and studied at CCMRA. He collaborated with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Frankfurt Ballet. His work has been seen all over the world at such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, Wienerfestwochen, STRP Biennale, Berliner Festspiele, Muffathalle, Vitra Design Museum, HAU-Berlin, BIAN 2014 (Montreal), LABoral, Lille 3000, CTM Berlin, National Art Museum of China, Ars Electronica, Villette Numerique, Todays Art, Transmediale, EXIT Festival (Maison des Arts, Creteil-Paris) among many others. He is the author of Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010) and Alien Agency: Experimental Encounters with Art in the Making (MITP, 2015). He co-chaired the 2015 Media Art Histories Conference “Re-Create” in Montreal, Canada.

  • 2012-2013
    Gisèle Trudel

    Gisèle Trudel

    Université du Québec à Montréal
    École des arts visuels et médiatiques

    Artist, her projects bear the signature Ælab, an artistic research cell that she founded in 1996 with the musician and sound engineer, Stéphane Claude. The duo develops a rigorous artistic approach, recognized in Canada, Europe and Asia, supported by the CAC, the CALQ, the FRQSC and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. Their projects experience the relationships between nature, philosophy and technology in an ecology linking arts and sciences. Trudel also co-founded grupmuv in 2008, with professors M. Boulanger and T. Corriveau, the research-creation laboratory on drawing and moving images. Trudel is a professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts (UQAM).

    Ricardo Dal Farra

    Ricardo Dal Farra

    Université Concordia
    Department of music

    Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra has been conducting activities in the merging fields of arts, sciences and new technologies as a composer and multimedia artist, researcher, educator, performer and curator focusing mainly on electroacoustic music and new media arts for more than 25 years. Dr. Dal Farra holds a PhD in Etudes et pratiques des arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Dr. Dal Farra's recent research projects have been focused on documentation and preservation of the electroacoustic music heritage, multimedia communication and educational resources, digital arts resources and virtual communities, as well as composition and media arts creation.

  • 2011-2012
    Nicolas Reeves

    Nicolas Reeves

    Université du Québec à Montréal
    École de design

    Nicolas Reeves studied in France, Quebec and the United States. Professor in the Design Department of the Université du Québec à Montréal, he directs the NXI GESTATIO research / creation laboratory in architecture, design and computer science. He is also in charge of the program "Immersive environments and interactivity" at the Institute of Advanced Studies in New Media of Montreal. His twofold training (Physics, Université de Montréal, 1985, Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, 1988), presents his approach to architecture, art and design, intensive use of bioclimatic and computer data. He has presented his creations and works in a dozen countries, including Canada, USA, Germany, Poland, France, Australia and Lebanon.

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